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The Cincinnati Bengals haven’t won an NFL playoff game since January 6, 1990. They beat the Houston Oilers—right there, that tells you it was a long time ago—by a 41-14 score in the wild-card round of the AFC playoffs. Since then, the Bengals have lost all five postseason contests they’ve played in. That needs to change this weekend.
On Tuesday, veteran running back Ben Tate was signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers as a proactive insurance policy should team MVP Le’Veon Bell not be ready against Ravens.
The Minnesota Vikings have more confidence and optimism heading into this offseason than they did a year ago. They have two of the most important pieces in place in head coach Mike Zimmer and Teddy Bridgewater. Also, they improved in several areas from the past season. The Vikings have 12 free agents this offseason, but just one opening day starter.
New England’s offensive coordinator says he’s happy where he is, but at least one NFL team is seriously interested in interviewing him.
The Cleveland Browns had so much hype going into the season and they appeared to be proving themselves in the early and middle portions of the season. Then, the final month of the season arrived and it was a complete and total collapse. 2014 was a year full of controversy, suspensions, injuries, hype, and false hopes.
The Ravens would never look back and would secure the 20-10 win and coupled with a San Diego Chargers loss to the Kansas City Chiefs return to the post season after a one-year absence.
Before more than 71,000, Ravens doubled up the Browns 20-10, and received a bit of luck with the Chiefs defeating the Chargers 19-7.
Mike Preston gives out his grades for the Ravens 20-10 win over the Cleveland Browns to clinch the final AFC playoff spot.
The Ravens got the help they needed and took care of business themselves to secure a spot in the playoffs. Now it’s on to Pittsburgh for Round 3 with their biggest foe.
How nice it would be for the Baltimore Ravens if all they needed to secure a playoff berth was to beat the Cleveland Browns on Sunday.
The Ravens have one mission in front of them — beat the Browns. Couple that with a Chiefs win and Baltimore is headed to the playoffs. But who will suit up?